Leith School of Art – Landscape Artists

Born in Derbyshire, I moved to Scotland 50 years ago to study Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. Now retired I have returned to live in Edinburgh following 30 years living and working in the Scottish Borders. I have always taken a keen interest in all forms of Art, and although a keen sketcher and photographer have never painted seriously before. The past year on the LSA Landscape Course has been a steep learning curve which I have thoroughly enjoyed and hope to to carry on with the Course next year.
I have been lucky enough to have lived in Traquair near Peebles for almost 30 years. It is a beautiful area that I got to know intimately, with its splendid hills and the valleys of the River Tweed and its tributaries. These three pictures are part of a collection of paintings in which I have tried to capture the gentle shapes and ever changing textures and colours of this region throughout the year.